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NBC
Sep 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
depressed housing markets in the country. he supported president obama four years ago. >> we have to downsize. >> reporter: he too has grown disillusioned. >> reporter: what are governor romney's strong suits to you? >> his business side of view. and he knows how to make money. and our country needs to start making money. >> reporter: still mitt romney has yet to win this businessman over. lopez wants specifics, which tax loopholes will romney close, what will he do about immigration. >> you're holding out making a decision? >> i'm still holding out, yes. >> reporter: that's why president obama was back in nevada today. both candidates are battling hard for this battleground state. on the ground to get out the vote, carpet bombing the airwaves with political ads. >> my plan will create 12 million new jobs over the next four years. >> it's not just going to generate more jobs, going to create one more million jobs, tell me how, where. >> today it could be obama, tomorrow it could be romney. i can't promise anything. >> reporter: peplowski and lopez both hope the debates will help them
ABC
Sep 30, 2012 9:00am EDT
? >> four years from his last debate. >> you're wrong. >> will be president obama be rusty? we'll ask our headliners. new jersey governor chris christie and the president's senior adviser david plouffe. and our powerhouse roundtable. squaring off, haley barbour and howard dean. plus, matthew dowd, donna brazile and maggie haberman of politico. >>> hello again. we're heading into the home stretch of this campaign. just 37 days before the final votes. with all eyes on this week's first debate. the candidacy are hunkering down in debate camp. where the race stands. what to expect wednesday? white house adviser david plouffe standing by for the president. but let's begin with the romney camp, new jersey governor chris christie. good morning. >> good morning, george. >> since the convention, romney has fallen behind in the battlegrounds. new polls out this morning, ohio and iowa, behind. governor romney has to shake things up wednesday night. >> he's going to, i mean, every time mitt romney has been confronted in this campaign with one of these moments, he has come through the debate and p
CNN
Sep 30, 2012 6:00am PDT
sector last year under president obama's leadership created more private sectors than eight years of george w. bush, so i think what all of the economists would agree is that there is steady job creation that's happening. it could happen more quickly if republicans in congress would vote for some of the president's jobs. >> your bottom line is that republicans have stunted the growth of the economy? >> i think they've been trying hard. i think they voted against every single jobs initiative the president has sent to the hill, and in an effort to try to slow the economy before the election. they haven't been able to do it. we're still creating jobs instead of losing them as we were under george bush. >> you can't be happy that economic growth is but 1.3% in a quarter is not great. it's growth. i grant you that. but it's the same as it was a year ago. where is the improvement? >> well, when you compound it, i mean, it's -- maryland, for example, we've recovered 70% of the jobs we lost during the bush recession. we haven't recovered all that we lost during the bush recession, but it's c
FOX News
Sep 30, 2012 3:00am PDT
years old now on their parents' health care plan because of obama care, you think that could be a big factor? >> and the way to buy someone's vote in the short-term. if you have zero self-respect it's nice to mooch off your parents until 26. after that when you pay your own way, health care costs have gone up over $4,000 and premiums up over 3%. a and they should know that it comes with a price tag. >> and social security. >> bottom out at 2035 and essentially unless birth rates rise dramatically and life expect tenancy shortens. >> clayton: and you tackle higher education. >> this is complicated and everybody read thomas sole on this, because of federal grants and scholarships and loans, essentially, the-- they have to create prices unaffordable in the market. if colleges don't do that they're potentially leaving tens of thousands on the table. >> they need to do this or vote for president obama, how so? >> you say that social security is not going to work, i won't get a dime and you want it save. interest rates are being low aren't necessarily bad. they're not good when they are he
FOX News
Sep 30, 2012 6:00am EDT
obama years. >> clayton: and parents, listen up. you could be endangering your child right now. put down the smart phone. a shocking new study that says it's hurting your kids when you're using your cell phone and this isn't just one of those trend stories that are actually happening. we'll talk about it. "fox & friends" hour two starts right now. ♪ this isn't one of trend stories, cell phones are making us dumber because we're doing this. no, this is actually true and it could actually endanger your child's life the way in which the parents are using their cell phones. >> alisyn: i believe it. we want to auk about that. meanwhile, let's talk about why our fbi is still not in benghazi. they were sent to libya to be on the ground to investigate this, what some call act of war, what happened at our consulate and the death of four americans and they still have not made it into benghazi. smart bob corker sent a letter yesterday to the head of national intelligence to say what is going on? why can't our best intelligence officers get answers. >> alisyn:. >> clayton: along with senator joe l
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 12:00pm EDT
they decided to double down early in the obama years. how far it went with the president involved, so far, we just don't know. but it seems likely that of this situation, it could be those who stonewalled were promoted and brought back to washington to cushy jobs only those who were stonewalled were pushed out of the agency. >> host: let's move on to something that is more directly involved. which is the health care health care policy. it is described as a signature initiative. in particular, with relation to nancy pelosi. she was extraordinarily influential in the health care debate and moving it forward with the president leaving from behind. >> guest: yes, that is pretty much it. you know, i don't share nancy pelosi's politics, but i have come to admire her as a leader. i really got a different sense of nancy pelosi. here is someone who is very jealous of her prerogative to speaker, but had a very different idea. she had been on the democratic platform since 1948. lbj had tried, clinton had tried, she wanted to try and she wanted to win. she wanted to get some version of national h
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 10:00pm EDT
focus. >> host: so on that note with the obama campaign since they have had four years ago time to test it and now they have four years later, is is there any innovative or different techniques they are using now any more than -- >> guest: the programs are really the thing and they have been used in small narrow ways by some institutions the afl-cio, emily's list, over the years and in certain states but using them in a presidential campaign as the obama campaign has this year is a major advance. sort of the way that the people of tested messages historically is that you either have a poll that asks somebody who they support and tells them a bunch of information asked them again and you see if anybody moves are you ask them direct. if i told you that mitt romney had to pay taxes for x number of years would it make you more or less likely to vote for him? some people move or tell you that they would move. people telling you that they would move is a pretty sort of conjectural thing. i would not cognitively trust anybody who told you what they would do under a hypothetical scenario i
CBS
Sep 29, 2012 6:00pm PDT
questioned mr. obama's tax plan four years ago. >> in the third debate, john mccain repeatedly alluded to joe the plumber, and the allegation that barack obama #-r would share the wealth. >> reid: jamieson says that gave mccain a boost in the polls, but as mccain later learned, even a memorable debate moment carries a candidate only so far. the live tv audience for the first obama-romney debate is expected to be about 60 million people. that's roughly half the number expected to vote in the election. the combination of shrinking finances and rising crime is forcing drastic change on camden, new jersey, a small city just across the delaware from philadelphia. tony guida has the details of a reorganization plan that would take veteran cops off the beat permanently. >> reporter: if camden had its own postcards, the picture would look look a lot like this-- police responding to the scene of a crime. with just 77,000 residents and 1500 violent crimes and 48 murders this year alone, camden has been called one of the most dangerous cities in america. now, in an unprecedented move, the hard-pr
FOX
Sep 30, 2012 9:00am EDT
, president obama is a very gifted speaker. the man has been on the national stage for many years. he's an experienced debater and has done these kinds of debates before and this is mitt's first time on this kind of a stage... >> chris: 23 debates during the primaries. >> what people will see is who is mitt romney. what kind cough a president is he going to be and what are the choices i have? to me that matters, in this particular debate and all the debates. which is, i know what president obama has done and all of the empty promises and broken promises and the ugly, stagnant economy, what areitt romney and paul ryan offering to get us back on track, and i think that is what we'll get out of wednesday and if we get that out of wednesday the country understands the choice they have to make. >> chris: governor romney plans to make a major foreign policy speech in next two days. do the two of you think the president engaged in a cover-up in his and the administration's explanation of what and at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> i'll let others decide that, there are democrats and r
FOX News
Sep 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
next four years under president obama would be disasterrous. shouldn't focus on the last four years. focus on next four years and what four more years of obama policy would look like and lay out romney alternative. and i think he needs to go right at obama. my main advice would be ignore the moderator. sort of like juan does with you. when one argues with me and ignores all your questions around all that. he has to take do not get -- do not answer jim lehrer. go after president obama and speak to him in the second person and say you have failed unfortunately and here is what we can do differently and make it a sharp contrast. >> chris: interestingly enough, liz, when i talked to congressman ryan about the fact that romney needs a clear victory because of the state of the polls he pushed back against that. does he need a clear victory? >> he does. i think there is universal consensus that he has to do something to shake up the trajectory of the race and a safe performance probably isn't going to be enough at this point. having said that i think it might not be that hard for romney to
FOX News
Sep 29, 2012 8:00pm PDT
capital and the rest of it. which 'puts them on defensive and having them play obama's game. i think romney probably needs to go in there with a thought out piece by piece critique of barack obama's economic policies linking him to the weak economy that he has presided over four years. i say that because my sense, paul, there are a substantial number of voters. people lo say i think i'm going to vote for president obama. i don't feel that strongly about it, but i don't think mr. romney has made the case with me. i wish i could hear him out before i make up my mind. this is the opportunity to do that. >> paul: that obama narrative is disaster. don't let mitt romney who is just like george bush brings you back to the disaster and some people are buying that narrative. reluctantly because i think romney has not connected obama's policies to the pain they feel? >> forward looking, the president he would be and let him present to the people what the disaster would be in the second term for obama. what would be the case. he doesn't have to worry nice guy and all this. this is the only one
FOX News
Sep 29, 2012 11:00pm EDT
obama was in senate. he voted for tarp. he had voted for the budget resolution that year. so he really has a hand in all of this spending. saw in that graph the big spike was in that year. >> let's take a look at spending numbers. spending traditionally has 18-20%. 21% of g.d.p. but under president obama it has spiked 25% of the fiscal 2009 and stayed very high above 24%. >> he has taken us to a new normal level of spending. this is why it's all about for him trying to deny pa the person over that 2009 spending. it skyrockets and we're basically been running during his term as a percentage of g.d.p. a roughly flat level. if he can avoid blame for getting it up to that level it seems reasonable. >> paul: what about the point two wars that weren't paid for and tax cuts in 2001 and 2003? >> when you look at revenue to the gosmt. bush tax guts happened in 2001 and 2003 and you see a surge in gosmt revenue. >>> you were so by 2006 and 2007 it was over 18% of the economy? >> historical norm. they fall as we go into recession. people needing more benefits on the revenue side, people making le
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 7:45pm EDT
leave probably in obama's third year. she is 79 years old. she often says she wants to serve until she is 82 years old. that is one her idol served until. you know, she's a human being. she is a widow. she loves what she does and she's got it and she has the brains and the health to do it. she is particularly enamored of her new colleague, elena kagan, and her choice is to be the singer liberal on the supreme court,. >> so i think that she is going to be okay. [laughter] if obama is reelected and it is looking that way, i was not pandering, but i was making another one of our excellent productions. i don't think any of the conservatives will leave voluntarily. that is starting to be a pretty old court in justice kennedy and justice leah -- they are both 70 sixer sold. you know, you don't always get choice. i think that if romney wins, ruth bader ginsburg will try to hold on for the next four years. if obama wins, kennedy and scalia will try to hold on, but you never know what'll happen. >> can you speculate what was in roberts mind when he famously replied that the job of the justice w
CNN
Sep 30, 2012 2:30pm EDT
when you're the attack dog. >> we've seen obama as a president for four years. there's not much room on his canvas to paint. mitt romney? he's still got a little space left on his canvas. he can show us where he would lead us. >> just how much debate prep will president obama and romney do over the next few days? >> this is really crunch time, right? the president is already headed to las vegas. he has a rally there tonight and will spend the next several days doing debate prep out there in nevada which is, of course, a key battleground state. he'll be with john kerry who is representing romney in his sessions. we're told romney heads out to colorado tomorrow. he'll be practicing with ohio senator rob portman. portman is playing president obama in these debates and it's all leading up to wednesday's big night. fred? >> thanks very much in washington. don't miss the big debate. you can watch it here live on cnn, 7:00 p.m. eastern time. >>> the chief justices will formally kick off a new term on the agenda, some of the most complicated issues of our day. here now is joe johns. >> repor
CNN
Sep 30, 2012 11:30am PDT
. >> president obama is a very gifted speaker. the man has been on the national stage for many years. he's an experienced debater. he's done these kinds of debates before. this is mitt's first time on this kind of stage. >> beth myers said president obama is widely regarded as one of the most talented political communicators in modern history. the obama camp likes to remind voters that the president hasn't had as much time to prepare for the debates because he's busy being commander in chief. when it comes to just how much debates matter, it depends. >> most often debates don't make that big a difference. very few candidates ever win an election with a debate, but quite a few have lost an election with a debate. so it can matter. >> these match-ups can produce some memorable lines. like in 1980 between then-governor ronald reagan and president jimmy carter. >> there you go again. >> and lord benson's candidate in 1908. >> i knew jack kennedy. jack kennedy was a friend of mine. senator, you're no jack kennedy. >> then there were moments to seemed to say more, like president h.w. bush
MSNBC
Sep 30, 2012 3:00pm EDT
seconds. the next four years, if president obama is president obama again, what does the next four years look like in terms of his legislative priorities? >> the next four years is continuing on the path to growing this economy from the middle class out, investing in infrastructure, education, energy, implementing obamacare. there are many aspects left to be implemented so that all americans can fully realize the promise that was built by obamacare. so we are very excited about the next four years should president obama win, and we believe he will. >> thanks so much. appreciate your time on this sunday afternoon. >> thank you so much for having me. >>> everyone remembers the slogan "we like ike," but what does the former military general have in common with president obama? and what can mitt romney learn from him? the man who wrote the book on ike joining us up next. >>> plus, get aggressive or play defense? >> are you ready? >> i'm looking forward to the debates. i'll put it that way. >> we will break down debate strategy with our sunday brain trusts. well, i had all the classic symptom
FOX News
Sep 30, 2012 1:00pm PDT
discussion how the next four years would be spent in a choice for the voters between the romney obama agenda. >> gregg: all right. carl cameron, thanks very much. >> president obama arriving in las vegas moments ago. we'll have a live report a bit later in the newscast. >> heather: meantime, controversy growing over the deadly attack in libya. into new calls investigation in assault that killed chris steens and three other americans. more questions are being raised over the obama administration's official version of what happened. top lawmakers are demanding answers. steve centanni is live in washington with more on this. >> reporter: one is bob corker a member of the foreign relations committee saying the benghazi incident is more bizarre every day. he wrote a letter to the director of national intelligence. it says 18 days ago the administration judged it was appropriate for our consulate to be lightly guarded. what has changed in libya such a short time that our f.b.i. agents, most elite personnel cannot safely enter the city? meantime, republicans kept up the drum beat on the admi
FOX News
Sep 29, 2012 8:30pm PDT
president obama's policy towards iran, four years of trying to coax them into a discussion quid pro quo, if you stop pursuing a nuclear weapon hasn't worked. has that taken us closer to war? >> because it persuaded iranians they will cross the nuclear threshold while jerusalem and washington are squabbling with one another. a floats fer that some people, leon strot sky you may not be interested in war but war is interested in you. we may not be interested in going to war with iranians but a iranians may be interested in going to war with us. >> paul: if f mitt romney the last thing he want to do if he gets elected he wants to get into a war. he has to be focused on domestic agenda? >> that is what he is running on. iran is obviously down the road and abdication of anything in syria. that war is out of control. it's spilling into lebanon and iraq which we have completely abandoned. if mitt romney does get through this, he will be facing a dangerous world. >> paul: what should romney say to that he is a warmonger? >> i would regard it as infantile remark, suggesting that your opponent is
ABC
Sep 30, 2012 6:30pm EDT
another four years like the last four years. in just three days, president obama and it romney will face off in their first debate. they will spend the next two days preparing for the debate. out there romney was at church massachusetts. flies tomorrow to continue is a debate prep. a controversial lottery winner is dead from an apparent drug overdose. found yesterday morning recall her story. got herself in trouble after winning the lottery because she foodtill collecting stamps. night, she stopped by house to see your kids and one was in bad she shape. shaking. gs were she is going through her purse. >> an autopsy will determine how she died. was charged with welfare kept gettinghe food stamps when she won a lottery. she pleaded no contest and was sentenced to probation. a california wedding for one hollywood's biggest names. will see which movie came actress anne hathaway is now married. married adam chaumont last night in california. we are taking a look here at a of the happy couple. than 100 guests were at the wedding. -been together for years and got engaged last november. weekends
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 8:45am EDT
million in one weekend to defeat barack obama this year for president. think about that. if you look at the super pacs for romney and santorum and ron paul and newt gingrich, up until super tuesday they had spent a total of all the candidates of $53 million. and that one weekend they raise $100 million. they are huge to they will say and they will do anything. of course, it's a lot easier for the now since citizens united because you're not on raise unlimited corporate money but you don't have to report which corporations obtained which bills. but they also couldn't do it wi
FOX Business
Sep 30, 2012 9:00am EDT
enjoying 4% growth, not minus 2% growth that we've had during the obama administration. rick, romney may have been running for president forever, but obama has been president for almost -- you know, for 3 1/2 years. >> and it seems forever. >> only to some of us. >> we're not going get the median incomes up until income growth up. simplification has been to do be done. obama takes no interest in this. rick, when was the last time you even heard presint obama talk about growth? >> let me actually switch -- let me switch to mark now. mark, what do you think of the obama tax plan? >> well, look, i don't know if obama has really a tax plan, but i don't think the problem is taxes here. i think the problem is people don't have an income. the reason they don't have an income, they don't have jobs. we have a demand problem in the economy, not a tax problem. cutting taxes, if you have no income, does not make any difference. we need to stimulate demand. how can we stimulate demand? we can do it in a variety of ways, but cutting taxes is not going to get us where we want to go. >> victoria, th
FOX News
Sep 29, 2012 8:00pm EDT
it this year's primaries. how important is it that mitt romney gets under the skin of barack obama barack obama get under the skin of mitt romney and it will show to the audience? >> audiences reported they take as much as 65% of the meaning from how something is said over what is said. so body language and how he appears on the stage is very important. normally when a candidate gets defensive that is when they started looking bad. that happens with barack obama. it happened when he told hillary she was like have likable enough. it happened with mitt romney when he did the $10,000 bet with governor perry. it's very important that governor romney keeps making the case about the economy and keep pushing an alternative vision that the american people can see as a better path and a better way forward to improving the economic conditions. if he does that he will put the president on the defensive. if he allows the president to sort divide the audience, talk about women and myth of the war on women and talk about the middle-class and divide the country and gets on the defensive or talk a
CBS
Sep 29, 2012 5:30pm PDT
percent opposed, it will raise income tax on people making $250,000 a year, it will raise sales taxes. president obama and republican candidate mitt romney take a break to get ready for their first presidential debate next week dru levenson shows us both candidates sent running mates to battleground states. >>> vice-president joe biden plate to florida's older voters. first at a diner than a rally he said president obama wants to make sure medicare is around. >>> the action the president took strengthen medicare trust fund and exceeded its live up to 2024 >>> biden argued the republicans want to drastically change the program >>> that on want to tell you they're not for medicare there for a thing called a voucher care >>> and the vice presidential nominee hammered the obama administration for out of control borrowing and spending. >>> as a result the most of not fixing it our credit rating downgraded for first time in history >>> line said new hampshire's will help shape the election >>> get those people that promise to open change are demoralized now >>> the candidates prep for
FOX News
Sep 30, 2012 11:00am PDT
quote think one event is going to make or break this campaign. president obama is a very gifted speaker. the man has been on the national stage for many years. he is an experienced debater. he has done these kinds of debates before. this is mitt's first time on this kind of a stage. >> chris: there were 23 debates during the primarys. >> people are going to see who is mitt romney and what kind of president is he going to be and what are the choices i have. that is what matters in this particular debate and all of the debates which is i know what president obama has done and all of the empty promises and broken promises and know about the ugly stagnant economy. what is mitt romney and paul ryan offering to get us back on track? and i think that is what we will get out of wednesday and if we get that out of wednesday then the country understands the choice they have to make. >> chris: i understand that governor romney plans to make a major foreign policy speech in the next few days. do the two of you think that the president has engaged in a coverup in his and the administration's escaped expl
CNN
Sep 30, 2012 3:00pm PDT
, not criminals. >> reporter: the reason obama's yes has an asterisk is because in four years no new gun control laws have been enacted. under obama's watch, concealed weapons are now allowed on amtrak trains and on national parks. >> he's continued to pay lip service to those things, but he hasn't shown real leadership in pursuing those changes. >> yes, background checks have gotten more thorough for people under obama for people illegally buying guns in gunshots. the big problem remains to be gun shows and the internet, specifically unlicensed dealers selling firearms to buyers with no background check needed. president obama has supported closing the gun show loophole in the past. the white house says his focus now is on existing laws. governor romney says no to any further regulation of gun shows. >> there's no particular change in law that's going to keep people who are intent on doing harm from doing harm. >> the majority of gun owners would agree we should do everything we can to prevent criminals and fugitives from purchasing weapons. >> reporter: while president obama says h
CNN
Sep 30, 2012 1:00pm EDT
a candidate named barack obama. i'll explain. >>> after years of rumors and speculation, china this week finally officially launched its first aircraft carrier. that makes ten countries that have such vessels. eight of them have one carrier each and italy has two. that brings me to my question of the week. how many aircraft carriers does the united states have? is it 3, 7, 11 or 15? stay tuned and we'll tell you the correct answer. go to cnn.com/fareed. you can also follow us on twitter and facebook. you can also get gps shows and specials on i tunes. you can get the audiopod for free or buy the digital version. this week's book of the week is by jeffrey tubin of the new yorker and cnn. it is a terrific inside account of what is arguably the most important branch of the u.s. government. no, not the executive branch, the judiciary. i think we all know there is a guy names barack obama running for president of the united states, but did you know there is not one, not two, but five barack obamas running in brazil and 11 more obamas with different first names? candidates in local electi
FOX News
Sep 30, 2012 3:00am EDT
pastor under whom barack obama sat for 20 years. >> god bless america, no, no, no. not god bless america. god [ bleep ] america. >> yeah, so if you wanted to bring religion up, fine we're ready and we'll be more than happy to talk about the influences of faith on each of the candidates. >>> coming up the filmmaker who says he is not surprised the united nations give mahmoud ahmadinejad platform to spew his message of hate this past week. he explains why. he explains why. that is next. the capital one cash rewards card gives you a 50% annual bonus. and everyone, but her... likes 50% more cash. but, i have an idea. do you want a princess dress? yes how about some cupcakes? yes lollipop? yes! do you want an etch a sketch? yes! do you want 50% more cash? no you got talent. [ male announcer ] the capital one cash rewards card. with a 50% annual cash bonus it's the card for people who like more cash. what's in your wallet? i usually say that. >>. >>> new do documentary called you and me takes a look at inner works of united nations and it exposes as a haven for chaos. it refuses to def
FOX News
Sep 29, 2012 5:00pm PDT
obama sat for 20 years. >> god bless america, no, no, no. not god bless america. god [ bleep ] america. >> yeah, so if you wanted to bring religion up, fine we're ready and we'll be more than happy to talk about the influences of faith on each of the candidates. >>> coming up the filmmaker who says he is not surprised the united nations give mahmoud ahmadinejad platform to spew his message of hate this past week. he explains why. that is next. for 30 some yearsy different park service units across the united states. the only time i've ever had a break is when i was on maternity leave. i have retired from doing this one thing that i loved. now, i'm going to be able to have the time to explore something different. it's like another chapter. >>. >>> new do documentary called you and me takes a look at inner works of united nations and it exposes as a haven for chaos. it refuses to define or even fight terrorism. >> u.n. member states have not been able to agree on definition of terrorism. >> definition of terrorism is very difficult thing. >> my own view quite frankly, terrorism is like p
FOX Business
Sep 30, 2012 4:00am EDT
about 8% for more than three years. but president obama is getting a well timed bump care of the labor department. bystanders showing more jobs have now been created and lost since the president took office. does this hurt mitt romney's argument? let's ask former republican governor mike huckabee of arkansas. it is wonderful to have you. >> great to be here. lori: what do you think of this jobs revision? it seems to be a nice boost for obama. >> if he is looking for anything, this is the lifeline he has. the fact is, of the jobs that have been created are jobs that are being created at a much lower pay scale than the jobs that people lost. some 30% lower. the fact that people have got a job does not necessarily mean they're better off. the key thing is that median household income is down by more than $3,000. that is the real issue. lori: median incomes, talking about flat line, that is one of the crises of the jobs problem in this country that has been a reported. and let you mention it. tell me what you think the response should be. so far it has been just to tap the bailout pa
MSNBC
Sep 30, 2012 7:00am PDT
from early voting. this year, president obama could receive the same edge from early voting. and the iowa secretary of state's office says that democrats have a 5 to 1 advantage over republicans in the number of absentee ballots requested. now, though the state's republican party promises to close that advantage by election day, the candidates seem to have embraced early voting. both camps approximate put out ads that look and feel like closing arguments. here's president obama's. >> it's time for a new economic patriotism rooted in the belief that growing our economy begins with a strong, thriving middle class. read my plan. compare it to governor romney's and decide for yourself. >> and with a very different pitch, governor mitt romney. >> president obama and i both care about poor and middle class families. the difference is, my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good-paying job. >> okay, seriously, why not vote now. what
PBS
Sep 30, 2012 3:30pm PDT
fighter, someone who's competent, tough and takes the measure of barack obama and says look, we can't take four more years of this and here's where we're going. if he comes in there tough and competent and destroys that caricature, i think he can still wake up this country, and i think there's still a chance he can turn it around. he's got to win it, though, john. >> obama's campaign staff is telling everybody it sees how good romney is at debating. >> well, each of the campaigns sent out a memo basically saying how good the other guy is and stressing all of their guy's flaws. ironically, they are right. both of talented debaters. obama has some advantages. he's debated in the general election stage before. romney has the advantage of having simply debated more over the last year. so i think it's kind of an even stage there, but the situation is not comparable to reagan versus carter. the economic metrics when carter was running for re- election were extremely negative, much more negative than they are today, and just this last week, polls show that the pub has more confidence in the
MSNBC
Sep 30, 2012 9:00am PDT
it by 270,000 votes four years ago. i don't think obama can get the college turnouts. and i think romney is going to cut into the northern margin substance staley. i think the -- more promise, this equestering can put a big cloud over all the workers and defense workers, what's going to happen to them after november. >> all the demographics how you have to go about changing virginia. look at unemployment, it's low. they're not having as much of a problem as the rest of the nation. it's raising a huge question for federal workers as to who's going to get cut. demographics have changed, the republicans need to understand there's a very multi ethnic area. fairfax county, the largers jurisdiction in the state. so they have to address those issues and they're doing a great job, i think. >> romnalex, if people know pennsylvania, it really is a purple state, very independent minded people. there was a susquehanna poll that had milt romney within about two points. if he's going to have a strategy in pennsylvania, he's got to focus on those counties that are outside philadelphia and pittsb
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 10:15pm EDT
status quo has not worked. we cannot afford four more years of barack obama. we are not going to have four more years of barack obama. >> wednesday, president obama and mitt romney have their first presidential debate. joins the stand for the debate and post-debate coverage. join us live. >> now a debate from the 2000 presidential campaign. vice president al gore was nominated by the democrats and texas gov. george w. bush was the republican choice that your. their first three meetings that -- their thirst -- their first of three meetings that year was held in boston. this is an hour and 45 minutes. >> good evening from the clark athletic center at the university of massachusetts in boston. i'm jim lehrer of the newshour on pbs, and i welcome you to the first of three 90-minute debates between the democratic candidate for president, vice president al gore and the republican candidate, governor george w. bush of texas. the debates are sponsored by the commission on presidential debates and they will be conducted within formats and rules agreed to between the commission and the two camp
FOX News
Sep 30, 2012 2:00am EDT
? remi spencer in her new book, the boston strangler and i, the early years. did madonna call obama a muslim? yes, my new favorite madonna song after "girls >>> finally singing a tune i like. on monday in a dc concert, the material gal listened to reasons the america should re-elect "the view"'s favorite guest. and there is no god but allah and mohamed is my prophet. don't believe me? just like a prayer, i will take you there. >> [bleep --] bleep [obama, okay? a >> she keeps saying that is amazing salt. madonna has yet to clarify her bury coherent voice. to the world it has left them wondering about the comments, was she serious? and the same question should be posed to this. >> that may be the last hedge hog since "welcome back carter." >> also i should mention he ended up starving to death. i don't think we should be joking about this. >> you were madonna's roady for two years. do you think she was kidding? >> no, i think she is insane. i don't know if you saw the second part of it. if we re-elect him, she is 2ing to strip and take her clothes off. did you see that? that's not hel
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